About meI am an engineer and tech leader, with a passion for machine learning and distributed systems. In February 2021, I joined Onfido as a Director of Applied Science. We use machine learning and computer vision to provide identity verification services on the internet.
Before that, I led the product recommendation team at Criteo and the embedded image processing team at Thales Optronics. I graduated from MIT with a PhD in robotics/computer vision in 2010, under the supervision of prof. Seth Teller. I am a reviewer for NeurIPS, ICML and ICLR.
Contact infoYou can find me on Medium, Twitter, Google scholar, LinkedIn. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Why hackathons fail and what you can do about it, Sept 2021
- The tradeoffs of large-scale machine learning: the price of time, May 2020
- Your first 90 days as a tech lead, Feb 2020
- Making your company machine learning-centric, June 2019
- Ground robot navigation using uncalibrated cameras, ICRA 2010
- Body-relative navigation guidance using uncalibrated cameras, ICCV 2009
- A perception-driven autonomous urban vehicle, IJFR 2008
- Wide-area egomotion estimation from known 3d structure, CVPR 2007
- No filter: the inside story of Instragram. A true story written like a thriller.
- In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversations with the Visionaries of the Digital World. Remarkable interviews of sixteen titans of the tech industry. Published in 1997. A jewel to read in the hindsight.
- Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell. The unknwown life of the man behind the success of Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. A powerful guide to your habits and the ones of others.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow. This book will change the way you think about thinking.
- Freakonomics: Revised Edition. Why you should not be surprised by things you found surprising.
- The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change. A must-read if you're wondering whether you should be a manager.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
- Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
- The Intelligent Investor. A must-read for investors, and why you will always do worse than the average on the stock market.
- In 2005-2010, during my PhD years, I built end-to-end, real-time vision-based systems for navigation assistants under the supervision of Prof. Seth Teller. This work was published at CVPR'07, ICCV'09 and ICRA'10.
- In 2006-2007, I was a core member of the MIT DARPA Challenge Team. We developed one of the first self-driving cars and reached fourth place in Finale (only six teams out of several dozens made it to the Finale). We published our design at IJFR'08. A defining chapter of my career!
- In 2018, I led a complete redesign of the Criteo recommendation engine using representation learning, at the scale of billions of users and millions of items. We delivered multiple-fold uplifts in clicks and sales on the Acquisition product.